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Nuggets vs. Thunder final score: Denver beats OKC, 114-104, to win 13th straight

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While all the attention is on the Miami Heat's record-chasing winning streak, the Denver Nuggets are quietly establishing themselves as a force out west with one of their own and going through some of the league's best in doing so.

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The Denver Nuggets imposed their will on the Oklahoma City Thunder and won on the road, 114-104, at Chesapeake Energy Arena Tuesday night to earn their 13th consecutive victory.

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Ty Lawson led the way for Denver (47-22) with 25 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Kenneth Faried collected a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Denver scored an astounding 72 points in the paint to capitalize on those high-percentage looks, while Oklahoma City managed 50 points inside.

Kevin Durant starred as usual for the Thunder (50-18) with 34 points on 10-of-23 shooting but was 0-6 from the three-point line, and Russell Westbrook chipped in with 25 points on 10-21 shooting from the field. Oklahoma City shot well overall, but struggled from the three-point line with just 16 percent.

Denver won the rebounding margin, 52-45, and forced 14 OKC turnovers to secure the win. The game featured three lead changes and six ties in a fast-paced contest characteristic of these two teams.

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